Congratulations, Class of 2018! Commencement is fast approaching. Please take a moment to review the information below to ensure you have everything you need to graduate with your classmates.

Registration and Ticketing

All Campus Commencement (June 16, 2018) and Undergraduate Commencements (June 16–17, 2018)

Student registration is now closed. For special accommodations and late registration, please send your request to


Tickets are required for graduates to participate in All Campus Commencement and the undergraduate commencement ceremonies. Your tickets have been emailed to you. They will also be available for printing on the registration website from Thursday, May 24, through Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Students must print their own tickets and bring them to All Campus Commencement and their undergraduate ceremonies. Tickets can be reprinted in the event that they become lost or damaged. Note: The first scan of a ticket at each ceremony will be the only use, other attempted entries will be denied.

Guest tickets are not required for All Campus Commencement or the undergraduate ceremonies. Family and friends are welcome to attend.


We are no longer accepting exception requests. However, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your exception, please email

Graduate Division Commencements (June 16, 2018)

Student registration is now closed. For special accommodations and late registration, please email your request to


A physical ticket is not required to attend the Graduate Division ceremonies.

Guest tickets are not required for the Graduate Division ceremonies. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Professional School Commencements (May & June 2018)


Contact your division or school for information about participating in your ceremony.

Guest tickets are not required for the professional school ceremonies. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Ordering Regalia and More

While the deadline to order regalia online has passed, you can still purchase your regalia at the bookstore through June 15. Regalia is required at all Commencement 2018 ceremonies.

If you choose to pick up your regalia at the UC San Diego Bookstore, you can do so through June 15. After June 15, regalia will not be available at the bookstore. For special accommodations, please contact the bookstore Customer Service Department at (858) 534-7326.

Leis and bouquets will be sold at commencement. However, you are encouraged to preorder for pickup before the ceremony so that you can wear your leis onstage and in pictures. Order directly from Graduation Day Flowers.

Students at commencement in regalia

All Campus Commencement Day-of Instructions

For detailed information regarding other commencements and ceremonies, please refer to the website of your college, the Graduate Division, or your professional school.

Procession of Graduates begins at 8:30 a.m. Graduates must be on Spanos Track at 8:15 a.m. or they will not be permitted to process.

All graduates must wear appropriate commencement regalia, including a cap, gown, and tassel.

Make sure to review Commencement 2018 transportation and security details, as special accommodations for the event may impact your standard experience on campus.

Share Your Commencement Photos!

Students celebrating at commencement

Celebrate this incredible accomplishment with your fellow graduates by posting photos of your favorite moments from Commencement 2018 with #UCSD2018 and #TritonGrad. Images will be streamed on campus during the event and shared on campus social media channels!